Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Sorry, but I didn't get this. I picked up this book because I wanted to enrich the geographical sources of the books I read. So this book was my selection when I wanted to read something written by an author from Saint Lucia. Derek Walcott's...

After landing early in the morning in Lima and taking a couple of hours to nap, I headed out to explore the historic centre. 11 years ago, I actually had this plan to do this, since I remember having a long layover between my flight from Cusco and my...

I haven't been to the opera in a while, so late last year, I decided to check out the schedules and find an interesting one to watch. I ended up choosing Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten. I figured that this would be more of a modern opera, no...

Let me begin with the food. After all, my three weeks in the country was very colourful when it comes to the culinary elements. While everyone else was deriding Lima, planning to get out of it as soon as they get in, I spent a total of 4 nights in th...

Oh, this is one wonderful read. It seems that with Vargas Llosa, most of the time I like his books, though there are some exceptions which I just find myself hard to be enthusiastic about. I must say that this one is not an exception. If you're l...

Peru, 11 Years Later

on Jan 18, 2020 in: travel

I first visited Peru back in 2008. This visit was actually triggered by numerous visits to a now-defunct Colombian restaurant in Prague. Back in 2006, I spent the summer months in Prague, where I stayed in the city for 2 and a half months. There was...

Recently, there have been some stressful situations at work. Some colleagues have characterised it as a "major crisis situation". And I happen to have been heavily involved in these situations, which lead to my colleagues approaching me now...